Exercise #33

tactics exercise 33
Black to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 33 solution

1… Rxc5+

The point is that 1… Rxc5+2. bxc5, allows Qa5+, which skewers the white king and will capture the undefended white queen on e1.

Black uses the sacrifice, Rxc5+, to clear the b4-square, which makes the skewer possible.

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